With an address in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Port Healthcare Center is one of a mere three available nursing homes in the city. With an overall score of B+, this is a high quality nursing home. This place definitely has plenty of good features. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Port Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our short-term care grades are critical for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. We gave it an A for that area. Our inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspections. Facilities that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We were not able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. Without the information regarding deficiencies for this nursing home, it is a challenge to fully assess the place in this area.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. There are several factors included in this category. Many of the factors relate to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a decent score in this area, with a B-. While this was not as strong as a few of this nursing home's other grades, it is still not the end of the world. Our long-term care scores are more critical for people in need of more traditional services related to personal care. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.875 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Port Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Port Healthcare Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Port Healthcare Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Port Healthcare Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Port Healthcare Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Port Healthcare Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Port Healthcare Center, 1.95% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Port Healthcare Center, 91.63% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Port Healthcare Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Port Healthcare Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Port Healthcare Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Port Healthcare Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Port Healthcare Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Port Healthcare Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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